Navy Boatswain's Pipe (Bosun's Whistle)
with Lanyard and Solid Hardwood Case
The Boatswain's Pipe (pronounced "bosun's") is one of the oldest and most distinctive
pieces of nautical equipment.
The boatswain's pipe, whistle, or flute, was used in Greece and Rome to keep the stroke of galley slaves.
The pipe was used in the Crusades to call English cross bowmen on deck for attack.
Because its shrill tune could be heard above most of the activity on board
it later was used to signal various happenings such as knock-off and the boarding of officials.
This signaling device was so essential to the well-being of the ship, that it became a
badge of office and honor in the British and American Navy of the sailing ships.
This beautifully detailed solid brass and copper Navy Boatswain's Pipe comes with a
quality 39 inch (99 cm) solid brass chain lanyard.
The pipe has a traditional anchor design inlaid in copper on both sides.
The boatswain's pipe measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) long, and the pipe and chain weigh 1.6 ounces (45 grams),
and yes, it really whistles.
The boatswain's pipe comes with a beautiful solid hardwood felt lined storage and display case.
A solid brass Navy anchor design is inlaid into the lid of the case.
Custom brass plaques start at only $10 and can be mounted on the case.
A one line plaque with a person's name can be mounted on the front of the case, or a plaque with up to four lines
of text can be mounted on top covering the inlaid anchor design. Sorry but we do not engrave directly on the boatswain's pipes.
Custom engraving usually does not delay the shipping of your order.
Our engraving and shipping status is updated hourly:
The Navy Boatswain's Pipe with 39 inch brass chain and hardwood case sells for $27.75.
We also offer many other silver, gold and brass Boatswain's Pipes, Key Chains, and Ornaments.